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Chester Women's Club discovers the mysteries of owls

  • Thomas May of the Kaskaskia Valley Audubon Society gives a presentation on "What Makes An Owl An Owl."

    Thomas May of the Kaskaskia Valley Audubon Society gives a presentation on "What Makes An Owl An Owl."
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By Gwendy Garner
Contributing writer
updated: 1/31/2019 5:56 PM

The Chester Women's Club met Friday, Jan. 25 at the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church. Chairwomen of the hostess committee were Joan Derringer and Eleanor Miller

The program, introduced by Sandra Starr, was given by Thomas May of the Kaskaskia Valley Audubon Society, who gave a presentation on "What Makes An Owl An Owl."

A business meeting was held, under the direction of President Chris Bowles. It was announced by Toni Hosick that since the Feb. 22 meeting will fall at the time of George Washington's birthday and since the first U.S. president is often depicted wearing a hat, all members are invited to wear hats of any kind. The member selected as wearing the best/most interesting hat will receive a prize.

The program on Feb. 22 will be the club's annual "Treasured Memories" and members are urged to bring treasured items for "show and tell" or simply be prepared to share a cherished memory.

The hostess committee for the Feb. 22 meeting will be Toni Hosick, chairwoman; Mary Beck, Jane Mueller, Mary Ann Koeneman, Retha Jones, Wanda Dethrow and Mary Alice Welge.

Members are urged to take note that the March meeting will be the club's 10th annual CHS Senior Girls' Tea and will be held on Thursday, March 21, instead of the usual Friday.

Tammy Grah will present the program, "CHS Memories". All members are encouraged to attend to welcome the Chester High School senior girls.